Bert Provan, Alice Belotti, Anne Power (London School of Economics)

Year of publication: 2016

LSE Housing and Communities was commissioned by Home Group to evaluate the value and impact of the Rayners Lane Estate regeneration.

Headline findings:

  • The model used is successful and beneficial to the community. It involves the social landlord taking direct responsibility for the whole process, close working with the community throughout and developing careful on-site management arrangements to oversee all aspects of the process and monitor delivery.
  • Although successful, the model is unlikely to be widely replicated due to the significant subsidy required
  • The traditional ‘developer’ model of regeneration causes significantly more displacement, reduces council and housing association control and the housing losses outweigh the gains
  • As a result of the regeneration, the estate is better for residents and other agencies involved
  • The rebuilt estate is popular and the project was a success, but it would not have been financially viable without public subsidy. The ‘developer’ model carries more social costs and increases the risk of affordable housing losses.

Content type: Placemaking

Tags: Report

Moving on without moving out: the impacts of regeneration on the Rayners Lane Estate

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